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GasFind IR

GasFindIR finds volatile organic compound gas leaks quickly and easily with the use of real-time thermal images of gas leaks. These gas leaks appear as "black smoke" onscreen when, in fact, they are fugitive gas emissions.

Heat Seeking Thermal Imaging has been offering (OGI) Optical Gas Imaging Fugitive Emission Inspections for 14 years and is using the latest available technology and a proven process.

GasFind IR is Sensitive

Gas leaks can lead to health problems in your employees, shutdown the plant, or can even be fatal. Gas Find IR is able to detect even small fugitive gas emissions quickly and easily, keeping your workplace safer and more productive.

GasFind IR is Smart

Capable of rapidly scanning large areas and miles of piping, this highly specialized infrared camera delivers real-time thermal images of gas leaks. These gas leaks appear as “black smoke” on-screen when, in fact, they are fugitive gas emissions.

GasFind IR is Innovative

A truly revolutionary technology, GasFind IR inverts the physics of fugitive VOC gas leaks. What was once invisible is now clear and present and recordable to any off-the-shelf video recorder for easy archiving, documenting or emailing.

GasFind IR is Productive

GasFind IR is also a real-time infrared camera, scanning at 30 Hz or 30 images per second. This greatly increases productivity by allowing workers to scan miles of piping from a moving vehicle or pan wide-angle for broad views of piping systems without concern for image distortion or smear.


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  • Maintain and calibrate all test equipment
  • Trained and certified in optical gas imaging
  • Maintain monitoring schedules
  • Capture and enter data into management system
  • Perform surveys and screenings in accordance with AER Directive 060, BC Drilling and Production Regulation and Federal Methane
    Reduction Requirements for the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
  • Identify components that need to be repaired, replaced or retrofitted
  • Determine leak severity and measure emissions rate
  • Confirm integrity of repair within seven days

Fugitive Emissions

  • Losses (leaks) of HC product (methane, propane, VOC’s)

Unintentional Fugitives

  • Normal wear and tear/damage
  • Improper or incomplete assembly of components
  • Inadequate material specification
  • Manufacturing defects

Intentional Fugitives

  • Venting (tanks, controllers, comp. seals, stacks, etc.)

Purpose

  • Increase production & reduce costs by recovering lost gas
  • APP Fugitive Emission Management BMP
  • Increase operations Health & Safety
  • Reduce GHG emissions / Carbon Credits
  • Part of CPC E/E, Gas Star Program, and BIC Initiative

Detection Technology

  • GasFind IR – optical emission technology
  • Infrared video camera with hydrocarbon/VOC filter
  • Provides visible images of HC gas emissions in real-time

Benefits

  • Rapid, accurate and safe detection
  • Scan hard-to-reach components from a distance
  • Assessments performed without interruption of operations
  • Inspection times are minimal, which can keep costs down
  • With exact leak source info, repairs are less time consuming and less expensive
  • Cost-effectively scan hundreds of components simultaneously

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Fugitive Emission Inspection Requirements

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) sets out the requirements pertaining to fugitive emissions management in Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting (Directive 60), section 8.10.1. Duty holders are required to develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve a fugitive emissions management plan. Surveys require the use of Method 21 or a Gas Imaging Camera. Further guidance is provided in AER Manual 016: How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program (Manual 16).

British Columbia outlines requirements for comprehensive fugitive emission surveys and screenings in section 41 of the Drilling and Production Regulation (January 1, 2020). Facility permit holders are required to have an adequate fugitive emissions management program. Comprehensive surveys must be completed using Method 21 or a gas imaging camera.

The Federal Government of Canada states an operator of an upstream oil and gas facility must have a satisfactory leak detection and repair program in section 29(1) of the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain (VOC’s) Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) (SOR/2018-66) (the Federal Methane Reduction Regulations). Inspections require the use of Method 21 or a gas imaging camera.

Heat Seeking Thermal Imaging has been offering (OGI) Optical Gas Imaging Fugitive Emission Inspections for 14 years and is using the latest available technology and a proven process designed, implemented, maintained, and continuously improved in accordance with all requirements set out in Directive 60, the Drilling and Production Regulations and the Federal Methane Reduction Regulations.

Contact Heat Seeking for inspections, or a proposal for a customizable Fugitive Emissions Management Plan (FEMP) template.

Clairifi - Data Management System

As noted in Appendix 8 of AER Manual 016: How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program (FEMP), one of the most difficult components of any FEMP is managing the collection and flow of data. Most programs that fail are due to inconsistent or incomplete data collection and inadequate communication of data among the FEMP team.

Heat Seeking working with Clairifi Inc. to offer inspection clients an innovative and industry leading approach to fugitive emissions data management. Clairifi has developed a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application geared towards fugitive emission inspections for the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry. They are up to speed with all Federal and Provincial requirements pertaining to fugitive emissions management.

Clairifi is designed to track, manage and analyze fugitive emissions data.

  • track completed surveys, screenings and repairs (including work orders)
  • track scheduled surveys, screenings and upcoming repairs (including tagging)
  • track site and component performance data over time
  • enable data analysis to identify trends; and
  • generate data summaries for use in regulatory reports

Clairifi retains detailed records that are required for regulatory reporting, including, but not limited to, the information outlined within Appendix 13 of Directive 60, section 41.1(7) of the Drilling and Production Regulation, and sections 36(1)(b), 36(1)(c), 36(1)(e) and 36(1)(f) of the Federal Methane Reduction Regulations.

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